Published: Sun, February 04, 2018
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Pep Guardiola refuses to blame Raheem Sterling after shocking miss

Pep Guardiola refuses to blame Raheem Sterling after shocking miss

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a Johann Berg Gudmundsson's 82nd minute equaliser ensured that the hosts earned a share of the spoil at Turf Moor.

"After the game against Burnley until next Wednesday the players will be resting", Guardiola added.

With City dominating the game at 1-0 but looking for that killer second goal, Sterling was set up for what looked like a formality halfway through the second half. Raheem scored against Southampton in the 96th minute. If i miss a chance, don't speak to me. He and his 19 goals have played a major role in City's fine season but he himself admitted in an interview on Friday that he is more critical of his misses than anybody else.

Ten minutes later Burnley almost equalised when Ben Mee broke through on goal, but he was superbly thwarted in a one-on-one with the City goalkeeper. However, Guardiola's team is still leading the points table with a good margin.

Neville went on to argue that the experience of being with the first-team squad would have been enough for an aspiring youngster, with there no need to use him in a Premier League fixture. "We are sad for the dropped two points but to come here and play the way we played is nearly impossible", he said. I thought we handled every game against Burnley so far well.

"Of course we are frustrated in terms of the result but the performance is outstanding against a Burnley side who are the most British of teams in terms of long balls and the way they play".

So many of Manchester City's goals come from sweeping team moves or intricate play, but Danilo's opener was simply a superb strike. It was nearly ideal the way we played today in the build-ups, the defending long balls and second balls, the courage to play. Doing it in Burnley it is so complicated. The 24-year-old brilliantly kept out Ben Mee's first-half volley and then went one better to tip Aaron Lennon's powerful shot onto the bar in the second half.

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